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Winter School

The aim of the school is to support paediatricians who have entirely or partially completed their basic paediatric training and who are now either established in, or intending to develop a deep and continuing interest in paediatric endocrinology and diabetes.

Announcement

The 2019 Winter School will take place from 22-28 February 2019 in Qalaalti Hotel & Spa, Shabran, Azerbaijan. Applications are now closed for the 2019 Winter School.

ESPE Winter School aims to support paediatricians who have entirely or partially completed their basic paediatric training and who are now either established in, or intending to develop a deep and continuing interest in paediatric endocrinology and diabetes. Since its inception in 1996 until 2019, the Winter School has been very kindly sponsored by Ferring Pharmaceuticals. The school is now supported in full by ESPE. The course will be held over 5 days (6 nights) and will include interactive lectures by experienced ESPE members, with the aim of covering all main topics in paediatric endocrinology. These lectures will be supplemented by small group sessions to discuss teachers’ cases; and case presentations by the students.

The course also includes an introduction into clinical research with presentation by students of research proposals and projects in small groups, and presentation of selected work to the plenum. All students are expected to stay for the entire course. The 24 thr Winter School will start on the evening of Friday 22nd February 2019. Faculty members will be met during the day at Baku airport, traveling by coaches to the hotel. The course finishes on the morning of Thursday 28th February 2019.

The meeting will be conducted entirely in English and a good command of this language is essential.

Qalaalti Hotel & Spa is about 1.5 hour’s journey by bus or taxi from Baku. Further details can be found by accessing the website.

Accommodation and meals will be provided free of charge, and travel grants will cover train, bus or economy class plane ticket from the participant’s home to Baku airport. Travel fees will be remunerated in Euros during the meeting.

Applications for the 2019 Winter School are now closed.

The Winter School Steering Committee:

  • John Gregory, Cardiff, UK (coordinator)
  • Gunduz Ahmadov, Baku, Azerbaijan (host coordinator)
  • Veronique Beauloye, Louvain, Belgium
  • Serap Turan, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Justin Davies, Southampton, UK.

We look forward to receiving your application!

What to expect

  • Interactive lectures given by the teaching faculty
  • Case presentations by each student
  • Presentation of student research projects
  • Critical evaluation of selected publications
  • Small group teaching: Student and teachers clinical case and research project presentations

Participants who apply for membership for the year immediately following their attendance at a school are entitled to one year's free ESPE membership. Please note that this does not apply to existing ESPE members.